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Briefly: Otterbox's Alpha Glass protectors, Booq's Cobra Brief

08/22, 12:53am

Otterbox introduces Alpha Glass fortified glass screen protector for iPhone, Galaxy S5

Rugged accessories producer Otterbox has announced its introduction of a new screen protection product for iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Alpha Glass consists of fortified glass that features reactive touch and anti-shatter properties. Suitable for standalone use as a screen protector, Alpha Glass is installed by lightly coating the protector with its accompanied alcohol wipe, clean with the microfiber cloth and align it against the screen. Gentle pressure secures the protector, pushing out air that can create bubbles. Alpha Glass is removable, with no leftover residue. Priced at $30, the new screen protectors can be purchased online through Otterbox.

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Briefly: Otterbox's new tablet system, SpaceChem free through Steam

06/26, 1:07am

Otterbox introduces new Agility tablet system at CE

Technology accessories producer Otterbox has introduced its new Agility tablet system at CE Week, each comprised of five components. Its polycarbonate, magnetic shell snaps to the tablet, which can attach to a folio, mount on a wall or connect to a dock. The folio micro-suede cover feature provides scratch resistance, and is available in Folio, Portfolio and Deluxe Folio. Other components to the tablet system include a wall mount, dock and power dock. Upon release, Agility will be available through Otterbox and Best Buy. Versions of the Agility tablet system are compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 2, 3, and 4, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 10.1, and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

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OtterBox debuts Resurgence battery cases for iPhone 5 and 5s

06/23, 1:25pm

Claims milspec-level damage protection

Casemaker OtterBox has announced Resurgence, a new line of battery cases, initially designed for the iPhone 5 and 5s. Each case is rated at 2,000mAh, and will automatically stop charging an iPhone once the device hits full power. OtterBox also promises that users can still do wired sync with a Resurgence equipped, and use an included headphone jack extender to hold headphone cords.

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Briefly: OtterBox Symmetry cases, Eye-Fi's camera-to-Mac transferring

01/07, 1:45pm

OtterBox announced new Symmetry series at CES 2014 for latest iPhones

Protective accessories company OtterBox has announced its latest case series for iPhone 5 family (as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4), more

Briefly: OtterBox's Preserver Series, PDFpen for iOS updated

10/15, 9:28pm

OtterBox Preserver Series offers full submergibility up to 6.6 feet

Protective accessories manufacturer OtterBox has announced the release of its latest rugged smartphone case line, the Preserver Series. The Preserver Series is promoted as being fully waterproof -- withstanding submersion in water up to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes -- as well as dust and drop proof. The cases fit the iPhone 5, and will be coming soon for iPhone 5s, 5c and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well.

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Briefly: Booq's iPhone 5s, 5c protection kit, OtterBox launches wallet

10/03, 11:30pm

Complete Protection Kit by Booq offers tempered glass screen protector

Electronic accessories company Booq has released its latest Complete Protection Kit for the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. The Complete Protection Kit offers iPhone users a four-part system to reinforce the phone's structural integrity -- featuring a tempered glass screen protector, a thin snap case, microfiber cleaning cloth, and two adhesive home button covers. The scratch-resistant coating provides lightweight protection intended to be permanent and replace the need for a case. Available in clear and black, booq's Complete Protection Kit is priced at $35.

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Casemaker OtterBox buys out rival LifeProof

05/22, 6:50pm

Fate of LifeProof cases unknown

At an event today at this week's CTIA conference, major casemaker OtterBox announced the acquisition of one of its chief rivals, LifeProof. The former says it will keep LifeProof's San Diego location, and that workers will remain in their current place. "Over the next 30 days, OtterBox will begin incorporating the LifeProof brand into the OtterBox family," an OtterBox statement reads. "More information about product availability and alignment will be determined at the completion of the integration."

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OtterBox, SwitchEasy unveil new iPhone, iPad cases

05/29, 4:35pm

OtterBox Armor should protect against water, hard impacts

Accessory maker OtterBox has announced a new case for the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Armor. Unlike most iPhone cases, the Armor is claimed to be not only drop-proof but dust-, water-, and crush-proof. Few other details are being made public, but the case is set to go on sale June 24th.

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OtterBox ships Reflex Series case for iPod touch 4G

06/08, 8:30pm

Quirky outs Stance for iPad 2 cup-holder stand

OtterBox has launched its Reflex Series Case for iPod touch 4G. The case uses a crumple-zone protective design, constructed of Polycarbonate and Silicone meshed together in a single layer. It is felt lined for scratch protection and ships with a screen protector. The case can absorb impact to protect the iPod inside from drops or other shocks. It is a two-piece design, where the bottom half can be quickly removed for docking. The new case comes in black, hot pink/black and blue/black. It fits only iPod touch 4G iPods and retails for $45.

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OtterBox launches Defender, Commuter cases for iPad

08/12, 5:00pm

USBfever ships case, dock switch, more

OtterBox has begun taking orders for its Defender- and Commuter-series iPad cases. The Defender combines a clear protective film, a polycarbonate shell and an outer silicone skin. It has a removable dock door, a multi-directional shield with a fold-out stand, and silicone plugs for all the ports. Silicone grip pads keep the device stable when laying flat.

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